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markhallamVia Pico Plata  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2016


Climbed with Jon from high camp on Portueza Lomas Amorilas at 4900m - and following traverse of Pico Plata 5800m. The final ridge to top from col between pico and cerro was a magnificant snow ridge - involving about 150m ascent. Crampons required and best to have an ice-axe - although in the good conditions we had poles were fine. Made a new friend Alex on top - who had come up normal route - which we descended after basking in fantastic view for about an hour. Great views of Tupungato, Aconcagua and Mercedario groups. We picked up tent etc back at our 4900m camp and went on down to Salto at 4200m with threat of deterioration in weather.
Perhaps finest mountain ascent I have ever made - a truely wonderful experience. Having already climbed Rincon and several other lower summits we had no problems with altitude. A TR and movie will be forthcoming in next few weeks.
Posted Feb 25, 2016 4:09 pm

fubar7500Route Climbed: normal
Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2011


Our climb of Cerro Plata started at 06:00 in the morning in the campo La Hollada (4600m). Lot of snow in the walley but 2 groups of argentian soldiers (each of 20 people) started the ascend at 02:00. Clear sky, not so strong wind. Me and my friend took over the soldiers in the saddle (cca 5100m). They were twrribly slow and too tired even to cooperate in leading the way to summit in new snow (40cm), refusing to go first...It was wonderful day, beautiful mountain, unfortunately without clear or easy path and no chance for us to climb it and descend on time to the walley back to our friends. At 12:00 we decided to return back at the level at cca 5500m (as we planned to descend this day to Vallecitos). No disapointment, the Plato Rincon area is amazing, not overcrowded and also perfect for aclimatization. Moving to Aconcagua now..
Posted Jan 11, 2012 5:33 pm

monkeypikeNormal Route from El Salto  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2010


A cold but relatively unwindy summit day. We managed to get a bent tent pole from the crazy strong winds that lasted 30 mins one evening at Las Veguitas. The waterfall at El Salto was frozen almost entirely except for a few trickles between midday and 1400 on the 3 days that we spent there.
Posted Jul 15, 2010 8:15 pm

alpine climbernormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2009

alpine climber

Summited with beautiful weather and great views of the surrounding peaks. On to Aconcagua next...
Posted Feb 19, 2009 7:20 am

Fran├žoisJnormal route from EL SALTO  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2007


Sabrina, Tatiana, Eduardo and I summited Cerro PLATA (dec 23rd 2007).
GPS = 5965m
Nice day.
Many thanks to Tatiana and Eduardo, info@nasqa.com
Posted Jan 21, 2008 5:58 am

IalewisNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2005


The normal route offers lots of walking and no climbing, but excellent views. The crashed helicopter is an interesting diversion. The east face looks like it might offer an interesting route of comparable difficulty and length with Mercedario.
Posted Jan 14, 2008 3:43 pm

7summitsBeautiful view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2007


Wonderful view, technically easy, but high enough to be very tough
Posted Dec 25, 2007 1:00 pm

FabienenCordobaWindy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2007


It was a long hike up, and a very strong wind greeted us at the Portazuelo (around 80Km/h maybe). Very chilly, and cloudy. The view from the top was not very rewarding because of this, but the satisfaction of having reached the summit was certainly worth the effort.
Posted Feb 5, 2007 5:08 pm

Fabrice.RimlingerNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2006


3rd peak in 3 days after Vallecitos and Rincon. 5h20 from BC (el Salto). Excellent conditions, but cold.
Posted Nov 11, 2006 4:17 pm

fabio serfatyRoute Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 6 fevereiro 2004  Sucess!
linda montanha levei 10 hs ate o cume muito frio ceu azul. ficara no meu coracao!!!!!!!
Posted Jan 3, 2006 11:34 pm

Pedro HauckRoute Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 10/feb/2000  Sucess!

Pedro Hauck

the best place to acclimatize for aconcagua
Posted Oct 22, 2003 8:12 pm

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